If you’ve got a story that addresses a social issue in Sri Lanka – we want to hear from you! As a contributor for iVoice, you will inspire others in your community and bring awareness to issues relating to youth, women, the elderly, and the population at large. iVoice is always looking for new contributors to expand our community!

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Kabilan Suntharamoorthy, a young lecturer at University of Jaffna was one of the two Sri Lankan young leaders to represent the country at the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2018.   Kabilan is a passionate volunteer and the founder of ‘Aathmaa Centre for Goodness’ – an organization…

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15-Mar-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

On of the objectives of the National Youth Policy 2014 is to mobilize youth to engage in national reconstruction, reconciliation and development. SDJF together with UNFPA provided the ivoice platform to empower youth participation in community development.  Here is a look back at the journey…

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13-Mar-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Women all over the world have strived hard to break the gender barrier and stereotypes to become whom they are today. While we read success stories of women leaders and entrepreneurs, we often miss to see ordinary women who have also broken the shackles and come…

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12-Mar-2018 Dhaneshi- Ivoice Team

Stepping in to reality  - Heavy burden of duties, responsibilities and family responsibilities on a university student after graduation and stepping in to the society. A cartoon created by Sajan Jelantith at the 'iVoice' cartoon workshop 2017.    …

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22-Feb-2018 Huznuwangi

Gender Equality is now a hot topic around the globe. Every development project now has identified Gender Equality as an important part of the development process. Even in Sustainable Development Goals 2030 agenda, under goal number 06 they have identified the importance of Gender Equality, In order…

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08-Mar-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum (SDJF) wishes all the women a Happy Women’s Day. One of the objectives at SDJF is to capacitate excluded community – children, youth, women and marginalized groups, to amplify their voices in the democratization process. On this day, let us make…

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In a world where social media overpowers all other elements, traditional learning methods face a serious challenge. A cartoon created by Rilwan Abdeen at the 'iVoice' cartoon workshop held in 2017.

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"While ‘Unnatural deaths’ is the term used, I urge that we use more direct terminology such as ‘Death by Violence’. Let us not sugarcoat this grave issue,"  Emeritus Professor of Law, Savitri Goonesekere said addressing a panel discussion held in Colombo on 5th March 2018 after the launch of study on Unnatural…

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05-Mar-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

What can be more powerful than a woman’s smile? Behind her smile, there is an untold story, unexpressed sorrow, unspoken words, violence, discrimination etc. But, they choose to smile. Every woman is strong and positive by heart. Their courage to smile even when they…

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27-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Statistics suggest that in 2016, there were 51.89 % female population in Sri Lanka. How many women do we come across each day? Women are everywhere. We keep speaking to and about them. But how many of us are really fighting for women's rights, women’s voices…

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26-Feb-2018 Dhaneshi- Ivoice Team

  Losing the gentle giant As a result of this unending poaching that happened in the recent past, Sri Lanka lost many such gentle giants. The loss is not just for us…

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20-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

If you ever wonder how to lead a happy life amid all challenges and negativity, look at each and every woman. Every woman in this society undergoes harassment, stress, negativity, insult, violence and discrimination. Yet, they choose to rise and shine. These pictures taken by Kirishanth…

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19-Feb-2018 Dhaneshi- Ivoice Team

   Unite youth towards a drug free society! (A cartoon created by Nirasha Sewwandi at the 'iVoice' cartoon workshop 2017.)

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E - learning : The quickest to achieve your learning goals. A cartoon by Ravindu Dhananjith created at the 'iVoice' cartoon workshop 2017.

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19-Feb-2018 Dhaneshi- Ivoice Team

Addiction: a destruction : Drug menace destructing human lives and education of the children of the drug addict’s family. A cartoon by Dulmini Pabasara Attanagoda created at the 'iVoice' cartoon workshop 2017.    

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14-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Below is a cartoon submitted by Ravindu Dananjith at the 'ivoice' cartoon workshop 2017. With more reliability on Social Media today, people, especially teenagers spend more time on social media which eats up…

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08-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum (SDJF) intends to organize the second NYS 2018, under its ‘Sri Lanka Forum Theatre Program’(SLFTP); a youth-led peace-building initiative, to provide a platform for a national dialogue, in order to reflect on the role of the youth in achieving sustainable peace and development in Sri…

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07-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

The Human - Elephant conflict has become one of the debatable topics in Sri Lanka. Known as the 'blood ivory' trade worldwide, Sri Lanka has also become a part of poaching. An article addressing this conflict, stated that over 200 elephants were killed in Sri Lanka in 2009. Below is…

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05-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

We often hear about successful women, but not about the women who work hard to earn their living. Today, women are into every field from high-profile jobs to roadside vendors to lorry drivers. The list is much bigger. Isn’t it fascinating to see women striving hard and being independent at the…

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01-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Suicides have become a trend in Sri Lanka, so as taking selfies.People update sucide selfies on social media while commiting sucides just to gain popularity.   Here is a cartoon submitted by Ashee Gunawardena at the  'iVoice' cartoon warkshop 2017 describing 'Sucide selfies'.   

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24-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Regardless of their age, women are strong enough to face the world.  Once decided, they will not give up easily. Here are some of the photos submitted by Kowatsan under the topic 'Rural Women in Unconventional Settings' for the Big Picture - Photography Competition 2017.

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12-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

In Sri Lanka one person out of every ten persons is a victim of the kidney disease. Kidney disease has become one of the major issues in Wilgamuva in the Matale district where the principal livelihood is agriculture. More than about thirty-five thousand people belonging to…

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22-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

  Sainthamaruthu (Ampara District) is one of a dense city in Sri Lanka. According to a research conducted by the Eastern University of…